MS 8: Theo Chocolate

Launching September 22, 2017. Please join us in tasting the Bread and Chocolate 70% bar.

Theo Chocolate was founded in 2006 by Joe Whinney and Debra Music and is based in Seattle, USA. The company is known as being the first organic, fair-trade certified, bean-to-bar chocolate maker in North America, and offers chocolate made with beans from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Peru, as well as confections and caramels. In this episode, Joe tells us about experiencing Mayan cocoa drinks and working on cacao farms as a young conservation volunteer, the many ideas he had to support these farmers that eventually led to building the Theo factory in Seattle in 2005, and why organic certification is important to them.

For more information, head to their website ( and stay tuned for promotional code details. You can also purchase an exclusive bar bundle, including all nine bars featured in the Makers Series, at Chocolopolis (in the U.S.; use code “slowmelt” for a 15% discount), and find most of the bars in a subscription box by Bean Bar You (in Australia).  

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